An Experienced Sitework Contractor
A-Turf is proficient at a variety of sitework types including removal of old turf systems, excavation, building perimeter and drainage systems and constructing crushed stone bases.
Crushed Stone Base
A-Turf’s role varies by project: build the turf system over base constructed by someone else; fine grade the base and build the turf system; construct the crushed stone base and build the turf system.
The overwhelming majority of synthetic turf fields are installed on some variation of a crushed stone base. A sound base is critical to the long-term performance and aesthetics of the field. There are three fundamental characteristics of a properly constructed crushed stone base:
Planarity ... The synthetic turf field will reflect the finished grade of the base. A base free of undulations (low and high spots) and other imperfections is required. It is imperative that the crushed stone base be graded to specification.
Porosity ... The proper mix of stone sizes and types is necessary to achieve percolation through the stone base to the drainage pipes.
Compaction ... Once again, the proper mix of stone sizes and types is required ... this time, to achieve the specified compaction level. Adequate compaction will prevent undesired post-installation crushed stone base settlement.
Regardless of the company contracted to do the base construction, proper materials, equipment and construction techniques are critical and necessary to a sound base.